War on Drugs Loses Steam

War on Drugs Loses Steam

Minister of Interior Affairs Dritan Demiraj has published another update on Facebook regarding the war on drugs his ministry is waging. From the numbers published by Minister Demiraj, it appears that the initial success of his campaign has not extended over the last two weeks, in which the State Police has become increasingly occupied with […]

Cannabis Traffic between Albania and Italy Significantly Increased in 2016

Cannabis Traffic between Albania and Italy Significantly Increased in 2016

According to a report of the Italian Central Directorate for Anti-Drugs Services, from which the Voice of America cited yesterday, cannabis trafficking between Albania and Italy significantly increased in 2016, compared to 2015. In 2016, 41.6 tons of marijuana were captured, a 347.15% increase from 2015. The report further specifies that the increase is partially the result of […]

1 ton Cannabis Captured in Durrës Harbor

1 ton Cannabis Captured in Durrës Harbor

About 1 ton of cannabis was captured yesterday evening in the Durrës harbor, ready to be shipped to Bari, Italy. The drugs were hidden in crates of cucumbers. The drugs were found through the scanner at the border crossing in Durrës. Below a video of the police finding the drugs:

European Drug Report: Increased Cannabis Production in Albania

European Drug Report: Increased Cannabis Production in Albania

According the recently published European Drug Report, increased cannabis cultivation is changing cannabis trafficking routes into the European Union: Recent reports indicate changes in cannabis trafficking routes, with increases in the trafficking of both herbal cannabis and cannabis oil from the western Balkans, notably Albania, linked to increased cannabis cultivation in those countries. At the same […]

Irish Police Captures €1M of Albanian Cannabis

Irish Police Captures €1M of Albanian Cannabis

According to Irish newspaper Herald, special forces of the Garda’s Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau have captured almost €1 million worth of cannabis in a series of top-secret actions in recent days. The drugs belonged to the Albanian mafia, which laundered money from sales through fish and chips shops and car washes. According to one of […]

Demiraj Expected to Lead Battle against Drugs

Demiraj Expected to Lead Battle against Drugs

One of the results of the agreement between Prime Minister Edi Rama and opposition leader Lulzim Basha will be the installation of Dritan Demiraj as Minister of Interior Affairs, who is expected to seriously ramp up the battle against cannabis cultivation in the country. Former Minister Saimir Tahiri’s policies have recently been unmasked as largely ineffective, […]

Ministry of Interior Denies Existence of Tahiri’s Guardia di Finanza Cannabis Report

Ministry of Interior Denies Existence of Tahiri’s Guardia di Finanza Cannabis Report

After the recent admissions of Minister of Interior Affairs Fatmir Xhafaj that the State Police has indeed been involved in the cultivation of cannabis, pulling the rug from under the claims of former Minister Saimir Tahiri, Exit has received confirmation from the Ministry of Interior that the famous “Guardia Finanza report,” does not exist. On October 7, […]

Minister Xhafaj Admits Police Involved in Cannabis Trade

Minister Xhafaj Admits Police Involved in Cannabis Trade

For the first time, an official from the Rama government has publicly accepted that the State Police has been involved in the drug trade throughout the country. Invited by journalist Sokol Balla in Top Story, Minister of Interior Affairs Fatmir Xhafaj admitted the involvement of the police in the illegal activities. Xhafaj’s declarations does openly […]

EPP Chair Daul: Fight against Drugs Is Crucial

EPP Chair Daul: Fight against Drugs Is Crucial

Chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP) Josef Daul, after the telephone conversation with PD leader Lulzim Basha stated that: The objective of today’s video conference was first and foremost to call on our member party in Albania to constructively contribute towards a solution leading to DP’s participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections and to maintaining […]

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